Young cyclist injured in collision with vehicle


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WEST JORDAN -- A 12-year-old boy was seriously injured Monday evening when he crashed his bike into a car in West Jordan.

The boy was riding his bicycle down a hill, and witnesses say he had gained a lot of speed and collided with the car at 6200 S. Clernates Drive.

Responding police officers say there was little the driver could do to avoid the crash.

"I think it's highly unlikely that she could have done much, from an avoidance perspective, to try to limit this from happening -- when someone literally rides into the side of your car," said Unified police Lt. Don Hutson.

The boy went to the hospital in critical condition with a broken jaw and broken collar bone, among other injuries. He has now been upgraded to stable condition.

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